BSS Industrial, a leading distributor of heating and pipeline solutions, has launched its own management apprenticeship scheme to nurture home-grown talent and attract external applicants, securing the next generation of highly-skilled and knowledgeable staff across the company.

As the scheme has been extremely successful so far, BSS is planning to take on another eight apprentices in 2014. The initiative forms part of the wider Travis Perkins Group Management Apprentice scheme, which has seen a drive for 150 new recruits across the Group.

Bill Gibson, BSS Industrial regional director, said: “This bespoke apprenticeship scheme is part of BSS Industrial’s on-going efforts to ensure high-calibre personnel have the chance to rise through the ranks. It also reflects our recognition of ever-evolving customer needs and the requirement for a forward-thinking and specialist group of individuals to support them. The search for our next round of apprentices has just been launched, so we’re looking forward to meeting the next team of recruits.”

Daniel Eastwood who is currently on the apprentice management scheme with BSS Industrial in Northampton, added: “The management apprentice course has provided a unique opportunity to gain invaluable experience of the company which has proved it is willing to invest not just in its own future, but in mine as well.”